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GMB comments on care sector report

Thursday, September 15, 2016

GMB Comments On Care Sector Report

It's our hard-working, professional and dedicated care workers who are left picking up the pieces says GMB

GMB, the union for workers in the care sector, has commented on a King’s Fund review that suggested that cuts to care have left ‘frail elderly fending for themselves.’

The report found that the number of over-65s being helped by the council had fallen by a quarter between 2010 and 2014.

Elly Baker, GMB national officer for the Care sector, said "It's our hard-working, professional and dedicated care workers who are left picking up the pieces in the wake of the damage caused by sustained funding cuts.

It's the Government's neglect that has left the system on its knees. We need adequate pay, conditions and respect for those working in care so they get the support they need to look after older people with the dignity they deserve."

Contact: Elly Baker on 07918 768773 or GMB press office GMB press office on 07958 156846 or press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to Editors

Social Care for older people

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/social-care-older-people

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